Saturday, January 31, 2009
Clark got us really good seats by the performing area (so we didn't even have to pay the regular $55 to sit in the bleachers) and we were able to see people from all over Asia show us their dance moves! Along with the performances were huge floats that passed by. Before the parade started they fired up some fireworks! Check out the videos and pictures!
Friday, January 30, 2009
How long have you been together? We've been married for 2 years and 5 months
How long did you know each other before you started dating? Probably a month...
Who asked who out? Clark asked me out
Who' s siblings do you see the most? I think we see each others siblings about the same
Do you have any children together? No not yet
If not, when do you want kids? We said once we hit around the 2 year mark...then the Singapore move happened...
What about pets? Clark said we will never have any pets but I think we have softened him up a bit...THANKS SARAH, JEREMY, and DAISY! Hopefully we will get a puppy when we get home!
Did you go to the same school? Same college... yes!
Are you from the same home town? Nope
Who is the most sensitive? ME!
Where do you eat out most as a couple? Since being here in Singapore we like to hit up the VivoCity mall at eat at the food court...
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? SINGAPORE! Well actually since we have been traveling so much while we've been here I think Korea is the furthest...?
Who does the cooking? I did most of the cooking in Florida but Clark and I split the cooking in Singapore...whoever gets home first sometimes
Who is more social? I think we both are about the same
Who is the neat freak? I thought Clark was when I dated him but it soon died off because he has a WIFEY to take care of things now! So that makes me the NEAT FREAK!
Who is the most stubborn? I think I am but Clark comes close!
Who wakes up earlier? Me...by 15 minutes!
Where was your first date? Bajio, the Mexican Restaurant and then we went to play lacrosse!
Who has the bigger family? Clark
Do you get flowers often? No :(
How do you spend the holidays? TRAVELING!! haha! When we lived in the states we switched off everyother holiday
Who eats more? Clark!
Who is the better singer? Um I have no clue...
Who does the laundry? Me but Clark will help sometimes
Who’s better with the computer? Clark
Who drives when you are together? Usually Clark but we dont have a car in Singapore so we get to enjoy riding the MRT together!
Who eats more sweets? Clark!
Who cries more? haha that is an easy one...ME!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Most Western people don't like durian but most Asians grow up loving it. Asians relate it to cheese. A lot of Asians don't like cheese and think it stinks. However, most Western people agree that cheese smells bad but love it anyway!
So, we hung out with the Mela (Sar-bear and Jer-bear) and Aussie-land (Laman and Naughty Kate) kids tonight. Jer-bear and Laman got the urge to try this hideous fruit at about 11 pm after dinner and dessert. So after 15 minutes of trying to flag down 2 taxis we were off to China town. We went into a little HDB community and found a local stall that sells this "King Fruit". Now, it's not a cheap fruit. They cost anywhere from $10 to $50 a piece depending on the quality. Jer-bear took charge and picked out a good durian, had the guy cut it and Jenna got her camera out. I had already tried Durian when we went scuba diving in Malaysia. I dry heaved 5 times over the boat and thought I was going to throw up a lung -- so ya, I didn't fancy it too much. Jer-Bear and Laman ate it like champs. They didn't mind it too much. Jenna had to try it because she hadn't done it yet. Below is the video of her eating it and not liking it too much. Since all 5 people tried it (even the pregnant Sar-bear) I decided to give it another shot.
I only dry heaved 4 times this time. Perhaps next time I'll only do it 3 times. Sorry for the videos being sideways. We couldn't edit it.
So ya...the title of the post is the exact description of what it taste like.
While we were in China town, they were getting ready for Chinese New Years so they have a lot of different items such as "wax duck" on the wall.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Right now, Jenna and I are trying to decided whether or not to fly out to Bangkok for Chinese New Year. Alot of stuff has happend recently there...perhaps that is why is it still cheap and has open availability. We shall see....
Sunday, January 4, 2009
We arrived in the city of Kuta and had beautiful weather all week until the last day when it seriously rained cats and dogs but then we headed over to another city called Ubud for the rest of the time. We stayed in the Matahari Bungalows during our Kuta visit and enjoyed the beach-surfing, massages every night, white water rafting, pool, haggling with the locals for souvenirs, eating- seriously the best steak and Mexican food we have EVER had, and scuba diving-yes I blew chunks 5 times on board but maybe that is because there was 12 foot waves (and yes I never get sea sick-EVER)!
I was a little nervous being in Bali around the holidays because a few years ago there were Bali bombings in Kuta itself, however, we were safe the whole week- except when Clark couldn't hold on to the surf board and it knocked me in the thigh leaving a HUGE bruise...
Next we headed to Ubud (Tepi Sawah Villas) where we enjoyed our wonderful villa overlooking the rice paddies and volcano. yet again the great food-mmm suckling pig, visited the monkey forest, got massages, layed out at the pool, drove around with our tour guide to a clothing factory, a silver and gold jewelry store (yes I got some stuff) wood carving facility, art shop, a spice and herb garden, a volcano, the pure water temple, and the rice paddy fields.
The great thing about Bali is that its so cheap and you can haggle with everyone. The sad part is the people over there do not have a lot- so if you ever have a good tour guide, driver, or waiter service, tips are always nice to give.
If you ever head to Bali check out these great places to eat-
Havana Club- Cuban-the best steak EVER
Rosso Vivo- Italian (pizza and pasta) and its overlooking the beach which was beautiful
Bamboo Corner- cheap local food
McDonald's- sorry no breakfast menu in Bali- also there main dishes are fried chicken! still good!!
Ibu Oka- suckling pig-mmm
Cafe Warung- enojoyed our wonderful new years dinner here
All in all we had a wonderful time in Bali and highly recommend it to everyone! I'll post some pictures on here but the rest can be found on my Facebook